People from all over the world have come out to condemn the Dove World Outreach Center over their plans to burn Korans on September 11th, and now, Rackspace, the popular webhost, has officially pulled the plug from the Dove World Outreach Center’s website.
“This is not a constitutional issue. This is a contract issue,” said Rackspace spokesman Dan Goodgame.
According to CNN, Goodgame said that The Dove World Outreach Center violated Rackspace’s “hate-speech provision under its acceptable-use policy.”
It appears that the “Islam is the Devil” website has also been removed.
Here is the statement from Rackspace.
“In response to a complaint, Rackspace has shut down the websites of the Dove World Outreach Center, a small 50-member church which has received national and international criticism for a planned book burning of the Quran on the anniversary of the 9-11 attacks. The center ‘violated the hate-speech provision of our acceptable-use policy.”
Terry Jones, the pastor of the Dove World Outreach Center says that Rackspace is violating his freedom of speech, but says that it will have no impact on stopping the church from burning the Koran.
“This is not going to affect the event going forward,” Jones said.
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